Eddie Van Halen memorial plaque to be unveiled next week

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Funds were raised for the memorial by fans.

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Eddie Van Halen’s memorial plaque is to be unveiled next week.

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Van Halen died of throat cancer on October 6, 2020. Following the news of his death last year, tributes poured in from members of AC/DC, KISS, the museum and Pearl Jam.

now, according to Pasadena Star-Newshandjob A year after the musician passed away, a new plaque will be unveiled in his hometown of Pasadena, California, to remember him.

On Monday, October 11, Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo and fellow council members will attend the unveiling close to the city’s convention center, which is next to the Civic Auditorium.

as reported blabbermouthhandjob It is where Van Halen played several times between 1975 and 1978. The public cannot attend due to the coronavirus restrictions that are still in place.

Eddie Van Halen in 2015. credit: John Medina / WireImage

The tribute was led by two Pasadena residents, Randa Schmalfeld and Julie Kimura, who set up a GoFundMe page earlier this year to establish a permanent memorial.

in an update on them gofundme Page last month, the pair observed that the memorial would “honor the importance of Van Halen’s early days and his performance at the Pasadena Civic in the 1970s.

“In addition to a brief description of the Van Halen family and their relationship with the band and Pasadena, it will also include the infamous Van Halen logo, which the band has approved for display on the plaque.”

The pair raised around $7000 (£5141) for the tribute.

Elsewhere, Eddie’s son, Wolfgang, posted an emotional tribute earlier this week on the first anniversary of his father’s death.

In his post on social media, Wolfgang said that he was “without being here trying to do his best”. [Eddie]You fought so hard for so long, but you still got carried away,” Wolfgang wrote, “that’s so unfair.”

He continued: “I’m not well. I don’t think I’ll ever be well. I wish I could show you so many things I wish I could share with you. I wish I could laugh with you again. I wish I could see you again.” I miss you so much, I feel hurt.

“I love you with all my heart, Pop. Look at me.”

In addition to being Eddie’s son, Wolfgang was also Van Halen’s bassist since 2006.

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